Top ally of Spain’s PM convicted of tax evasion

Top ally of Spain’s PM convicted of tax evasion

A court on Monday sentenced a top ally of Spain's prime minister to four years' jail for tax fraud, in one of the country's most notorious recent corruption scandals.

Madrid Metro breakdown traps hundreds

Madrid Metro breakdown traps hundreds

Several hundred commuters on Madrid's underground found themselves locked inside one of the network’s trains for over an hour and a half on Monday morning.

Spain’s Neanderthal cannibals ate 12 raw

Spain’s Neanderthal cannibals ate 12 raw

Research presented at London's Royal Society has given a detailed insight into how a group of Neanderthals in Asturias (northern Spain) were butchered and eaten by a rival gang more than 51,000 years ago.

‘Spanish is UK’s most needed foreign language’

‘Spanish is UK’s most needed foreign language’

Spanish is the most important foreign language for the future of the UK, a new study by the British Council argues.

Spanish King heads home after hip surgery

Spanish King heads home after hip surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos left hospital on Monday, four days after surgeons replaced his left hip in the latest of a series of operations that have left him looking frail.

39 goals in 9 games: La Liga goalfest dazzles

39 goals in 9 games: La Liga goalfest dazzles

The battle at the top of Spain's football league seems more contested than ever after Barcelona, Atlético and Real Madrid thrashed their opponents 4-0, 7-0 and 5-0 respectively.

Spain’s right wing honours dictator Franco

Spain’s right wing honours dictator Franco

The 38th anniversary of the death of Spain's fascist dictator Francisco Franco was marked by both right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrations in Spain on Saturday and Sunday. The legacy of the former leader continues to divide Spain.

Austerity strikes cause Spain air travel chaos

Austerity strikes cause Spain air travel chaos

Air passengers travelling to and from Portugal will see their travel disrupted for a second day running on Monday with an anti-austerity strike by border police resulting in long queues and delayed international flights, a union spokesman said.